• Memories of the Chicago Fire of 1871

    Lemos, Julia, ca.1842-1923 (artist)

    Oil painting on canvas: depicts crowded street flanked by burning buildings, top half engulfed in fire and smoke. Many small, dark figures, some running and some on horseback or in carriages, are gath…

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  • Diorama depicting the Great Chicago Fire of 1871

    Display and Model Studios, Incorporated (Chicago, Ill.) (creator)

    Diorama depicting the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Wood; metal and other construction materials. Miniatures of buildings, railways, animals, people. Projected light and color are intended to enhance th…

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  • Souvenir bells and medals from the Great Chicago Fire, 1871

    Everhart & Co. (manufacturer)

    A collection of 24 small bells and six medals made of brass. Medals have an image of an angel over a burning city and text reading CHICAGO OCT 8-9 1871. FORT DEARBORN CHICO 1812 on front, and an image…

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  • Saving a wagon leaded with household goods during the Chicago fire, 1871

    Waud, Alfred R. (Alfred Rudolph), 1828-1891 (artist)

    Sketch on brown paper with pencil and white chalk. Shows loaded cart pulled by three horses galloping towards viewer. Flames drawn in white engulf buildings on right side. Driver is shielding his face…

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  • Chicago in fames - the rush for life over Randolph Street Bridge

    Chapin, John Reuben, 1823-1894 (illustrator), Harper's Weekly (publisher)

    Illustration of crowds of people trying to escape over Randolph Street Bridge during the Chicago Fire of 1871. From the October 28, 1871 issue of Harper's Weekly.

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